Diabetes' new frontier: China

Mar 24, 2014
Hundreds of millions of Chinese have moved to the city, leaving behind farmer’s diets.

U.S. may be turning corner in the fight against obesity

Feb 26, 2014
The decrease in youth obesity rates could slow healthcare costs.

PODCAST: The stock market, five years on

Feb 26, 2014
If you held onto your stocks at the bottom, things might not be so bad.

The First Lady economy

Nov 12, 2013
Michelle Obama has a new pet project: Getting kids into college. But will her involvement help or hurt the initiative?

Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent on water, obesity

Sep 27, 2013
Muhtar Kent, CEO of Coca-Cola, sits down with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss water, obesity and unemployment.

Weight-loss drug Qsymia pushing for more sales

Jul 15, 2013
One of the Vivus' latest tactics is to market its drug straight to consumers. Starting this fall, you'll see Qsymia ads in magazines and on television. But it may still be too expensive for some.

Doctors look to change the economics of obesity

Jun 18, 2013
The American Medical Association votes to classify obesity as a disease in a move that will broaden coverage for related treatments.

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Two years after the Partnership for Healthier America, have calorie counts decreased?

May 30, 2013
In 2010, 16 food and beverage companies promised to reduce calories as part of the First Lady’s Partnership for a Healthier America. Two years later, how have they done?

Everyone pays the high cost of diabetes

Mar 7, 2013
New research says diabetes cost the nation a record $245 billion in 2012, up more than 40 percent in the past five years.

Coke fights a new consumer battle: Obesity

Jan 15, 2013
Sugared drinks are under attack for contributing to obesity, especially among children. Coke's new campaign acknowledges the concern.